The White House says Monday’s Supreme Court ruling on contraception coverage jeopardizes women’s health and quickly after the ruling, politicians from both sides, took to Twitter to weigh in.
Here’s what they had to say:
Allowing CEOs to limit the medical procedures available to employees is a gross violation of workers’ religious rights. #NotMyBossBusiness— Nancy Pelosi (@SpeakerPelosi) June 30, 2014
No woman should have her health care decisions made by her boss. Period. This decision is wrong and a setback for women’s health.— Martin O'Malley (@MartinOMalley) June 30, 2014
Can't believe we live in a world where we'd even consider letting big corps deny women access to basic care based on vague moral objections.— Elizabeth Warren (@ewarren) June 30, 2014
Obviously, the White House isn’t pleased:
From the Associated Press:
The White House says women’s health will be jeopardized by a Supreme Court’s decision that allows corporations with religious objections to opt out of a requirement that they cover contraceptives.
White House spokesman Josh Earnest said Monday that women should make personal health decisions for themselves.
Earnest said the White House is looking into how many women could be affected by the decision. He said Congress should take action to assist women affected by the decision.
Outside the Supreme Court, reactions were mixed: